The Honda Endurance Racing team is getting ready for the Suzuka 8 Hours, which on Sunday (29 July) plays host to the grand finale of the FIM Endurance World Championship. The Honda team is heading into the final round third in the overall standings, after a successful season with the CBR1000RR Fireblade SP2.
Yonny Hernandez will join Honda’s endurance specialists Sébastien Gimbert and Erwan Nigon, as he heads to the Japanese track for the first time in the absence of the teams’ third rider Gregory LeBlanc, who is missing the race due to injury.
The Honda Endurance Racing squad will be on track alongside a super-competitive field, with 64 teams in total, including their usual EWC rivals and a host of specialist Japanese outfits all taking part in the eight-hour race.
Battling the heat and extreme conditions at the 5.821km Honda-owned circuit, the trio will be looking to end the 2017/2018 season in style and claim third place in the FIM Endurance World Championship standings.
The Suzuka 8 Hours is set to start at 11.30am Japanese Standard Time (GMT+9) on Sunday 29 July. To keep up to date with all the team news follow @HondaRacingCBR on Twitter.
FIM EWC Standings
1. F.C.C. TSR Honda France (146)
2. GMT94 YAMAHA (136)
3. Honda Endurance Racing (109)
4. WEPOL Racing by penz13.com (81)
5. MERCURY RACING (70)
FIM EWC Manufacturer Standings
1. Honda (198)
2. Yamaha (178)
3. BMW (156)
4. Kawasaki (135)
5. Suzuki (102)